Data Scientist (H/F)

Here at Volvo Group we are driven by the idea that through imagination and technological innovation we will lead the way towards developing a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Analytics is a driving force supporting this ambition. We believe in a sustainable future and with the global transportation industry as our arena, we work together with our customers to turn this belief into reality for people everywhere. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.
Do you want to be a part of building the world we want to live in? Do you love finding patterns in data? Are you innovative and enjoy working with cutting edge technologies with an eye on customer needs and business opportunities?
Are you passionate about how analytics can be utilized to improve customer satisfaction and quality performance?
Then Data Scientist at Quality & Customer Satisfaction is the job for you!
The Innovation & Data Analytics team is responsible for setting the strategic roadmap for analytics methods as well as providing expert data analytics insights and advice to the business within the quality and warranty area. We support engineering functions in quality and warranty matters across Volvo Group Trucks Technology globally.
We offer you to play a key role in our team, as an advanced analytics problem solver, able to go in on your own or as part of a larger team into a wide array of projects and application areas. You apply both your considerable Data Science skills and your business development skills to get the right project started and improvements implemented.
As Data Scientist your main responsibility is to use your scientific knowledge and engineering skills to analyze large amounts of complex data, create models that can be applied to challenging problems, develop new algorithms and leverage machine learning techniques to address the needs of the Volvo Group. The aim is to create valuable insights and new business opportunities, and to communicate them effectively to colleagues and collaborators. You will work in diverse projects, closely together with teams across different parts of Volvo Group. The role requires an open mindset and the passion to deliver great results every time.
You are an expert problem solver who apply analytics in our most challenging areas. You like complexity. You drive all phases of problem solving, from business understanding, data understanding, data structuring, data modeling, and giving recommendations to engineers and management teams.
You support the solving of urgent quality issues and manage complex challenges in areas of data mining, optimization and data visualization.
You are comfortable & passionate about starting & setting up new projects & investigations and are equally interested in discussing business value and implementation with managers as you are discussing technical problems & solutions with the engineers.
You are a data scientist by training & experience but also comfortable in business transformation discussions. You have at least a five years of relevant work life experience and convincing success-stories that attest to your abilities. You are passionate about data driven problem solving and want to work with technical problems right now but you could see a manager or project manager career in front of you in a few years’ time and see this job as a stepping stone in that direction.
You have a positive drive with a demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate cross functional projects, keeping a business mind set and customer orientation. You have the ability to adapt your communication to different stakeholders with different perspectives.
You have broad experience in modern machine learning techniques and are able to build models independently in several different environments. Given the right data, you are able to build a data model that predicts what percentage of a vehicle population that is at high risk of failure within the next 12 months. You are also able to explain the results to colleagues and top management and put it into a Volvo context.
Experience working as a Data Scientist in a consultative selling context is considered a merit.
  • Master of Science or equivalent in Engineering, Statistics, Appl. mathematics or Computer Sc.
  • 5 years' experience in the field of Data Analytics.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written
The position will be based in Lyon, with regular travel expected to other Volvo Group engineering centers, primarily in Sweden but also US, India, Belgium and Poland.
If you feel that you are the right person to take on this challenge then please send us your application!
For further information, please contact:
Daniel Zackrisson, Manager Innovation & Data Analytics Services, +46 31 322 04 85

Om oss

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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